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Little Farm Winery Rosétext

Little Farm Winery Rosé 2014

Cawston, Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis rosé continues to impress year after year, even with a little age under its belt (now tasting two years after harvest). From Similkameen's stony Blind Creek Vineyard, merely a kilometre from Little Farm, this dry cabernet franc rosé opens with ripe wild raspberry and strawberry, mandarin pith, wild sage and desert herbs, and savoury stoniness. Half this wine was whole cluster pressed and the remainder foot trodden and left to macerate six-eight hours on the skins before gentle pressing and a rest in neutral barrel for four months. A lovely cushion of ripe cherry, plum and strawberry, smooth lees, dried sage and dusty, stony spice to linger on the finish. Juicy acidity easily caries the sun-ripened fruit (noticeably fuller, deeper hued than the previous vintage). Grilled wild salmon is a must, though charcuterie, flavourful farm cheeses and crusty bread al fresco is a close second.Tasted: 27 May 2016Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$25.00750mlwinery direct, private wine shops
Producer: Little Farm WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
Grape: Cabernet FrancCSPC: 796979UPC: 626990191667